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Friends of Myakka River


The Bike Myakka! Vision

Bike Myakka! builds and sustains connections to the unique beauty of Myakka through biking, to the benefit of future generations and our own.

Bicycles are a great way to experience the park! Riding a bicycle
    • enhances nature experience; feel the breeze, smell the wildflowers, and hear the animals much clearer than from inside a box of steel
    • enhances wildlife encounters; easily and silently stop to photograph an unsuspecting deer or turkey
    • reduces the threat of harmful emissions washing into the Myakka River
    • emits no heat or noise pollution
    • reduces wear on the park drive, saving on maintenance costs
    • opens up miles of back-country fire-break dirt roads to explore; accessible only to bicycles, equestrians, and hikers
The Friends of Myakka River help connect you to the park via bicycle by:
    • funding bicycle work station(s) and secure bicycle parking (south use area, more planned)
    • organizing educational bicycle activities
    • building a community of dedicated bicyclists who support the park through volunteer service

Photo by Miri Hardy

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    13208 State Road 72, Sarasota FL, 34241

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